Jim Hyler is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He worked for 10 years with Ernst and Ernst and Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young). In 1980 he went to First Citizens Bank as CFO and served in that capacity until 1988 when he became COO. He retired in 2008 and then worked for Investors Management Corporation for 8 years. Jim serves on the Board of Duke Energy and five private companies. He served on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association for eight years with the final two as President in 2010-11.